Research

Valley Fever more common in Utah than previously thought

Symptoms can resemble those of the flu or COVID-19, but Valley Fever is caused by a fungus.


On the origins of COVID-19

The pandemic likely began when an infected animal passed the SARS-CoV-2 virus to a human at a live animal market in Wuhan, China.


Do you feel like you belong here?

U researchers find that students’ certainty about belonging and their performance in a STEM course reinforce each other—for better or worse.


A desert landscape with striped layers of sediment colors, from auburn to shades of brown.

Tracking fossils to follow Utah’s past climate

A paleontologist and her team documented over 600 new fossil finds from the Age of Mammals, a record in the multi-decade Uinta Basin Project.


Talk it out with a friend to improve health habits

In ongoing research, peer coaches help people set and keep health goals.


U researchers receive Ig Nobel Peace Prize for study of beards as punch protection

Study explores how fighting may have shaped human evolution.


the College of Social Work building with a blue sky above it.

Innovation Matters

New tools and approaches to social work practice and education from the College of Social Work.


Aerial photo of the John R. Park Building at the University of Utah

U reports $641M in research funding

Research funding in fiscal year 2021 reached another all-time high.


New inaugural associate dean named at the College of Education

Frankie Santos Laanan will lead efforts to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the college.